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The Real Reason Israel Wants To Strike Iran Before The US Election: CIA Analyst

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Businessinsider.com: For months senior Israeli officials have said the “window of opportunity” for attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities is “before the U.S. presidential election in November” because Iran’s nuclear facilities will soon be in fortified underground bunkers out of the reach of Israeli bombs.

But former CIA analyst Ray McGovern believes that delaying Iran’s nuclear capabilities is not the primary concern of a military strike, but simply the pretext.

“The Israelis want to pretend the Iranians are building up their nuclear capabilities, want to zap them between now and November 6, and the chances are at least even that they will try to do that thinking the U.S. will come in with both feet,” McGovern told us.

McGovern thinks that “Israel does not fear a nuclear weapon in Iran’s hands” because Israelalready has a nuclear arsenal and the threat of Iran having a couple of nukes “would not be all that credible except in a limited, deterrent way.”

That deterrent would be important, however, because “since 1967 the Israelis have been able to pretty much do whatever they want in that area” and a nuclear Iran would bring a “different strategic situation because, for the first time, Israel would have to look over their shoulder.”

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Posted by on August 15, 2012. Filed under Americas,Extremism,Iran,Israel,Violence,War. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to The Real Reason Israel Wants To Strike Iran Before The US Election: CIA Analyst

  1. Koya

    August 16, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Ray McGovern’s analysis true. Israel is using it as pretext and also to upset the US elections to bring down Obama Government.

    It is all a disguise to hasten an attack on Iran known very well that there is no Muslim nation will dare challenge them and in the effort draw US into this unwanted battle. This is called “creating disorder on earth.”

    Of course Allah does not love those who “create disorder on earth.”